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Leona and Ralph Longanecker, shown here with their miniature schnauzer Shotzie, have been chosen as the 2010 Tonasket Founders Day Grand Marshals.Longaneckers honored to be Grand Marshals.Photo by Terry Mills

Longaneckers honored to be Grand Marshals

TONASKET – Ralph and Leona Longanecker say they are honored to be the 2010 Tonasket Founders Day Grand Marshals.

“It’s a humbling thing to think of all the people deserving of this honor and you want to represent all those unsung people well,” Ralph said. “It takes a lot of people to make a community function and one person can change the world, but it takes a lot of people to change a lot of things in this world.”

Leona said she wanted to thank everyone who chose her and her husband for this award.

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HCGR Healthcare chosen by NVH Board

TONASKET – HCGR Healthcare was chosen by the North Valley Hospital Board to provide management services and to assist in turning the hospital around during a special board meeting on Thursday, May 20.

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Oroville establishes private park-use fees

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council set new private park-use fees, as well as authorized a new legal description and map for Veteran’s Memorial Park as part of its annexation.

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Roberto Ripley with the Senior Project he and Alma Mojica are working on. It is a display case with a tree that will have copper leaves. Each leaf will have the name of a local veteran, their branch of service and the number of years served. Permission to

Oroville okays grant application for sewer extension

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a grant application to fund a sewer extension to several units of permanent farm worker housing to be developed off Sawtell Road.

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Over 150 riders and motorcycles poured into Oroville as part of the eighth annual Run for the Border charity ride from Wenatchee. After a brief ceremony many who took part in the event went to get some lunch or to talk to those who came out to see all the

Run for the Border raises money for food bank, Boy Scouts

OROVILLE – More than 200 motorcycles left Wenatchee with another 30 joining at Pateros for the eighth annual Run for the Border charity ride.

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Candidate filing week begins Monday June 7

OKANOGAN – Those seeking public office in Okanogan County in the November elections must file during filing week Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 11 at the auditor’s office.

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Tonasket will not receive CDBG for annexation

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council announced during their meeting on Tuesday, May 11 that they did not receive a Community Development Block Grant for the annexation project.

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Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth presents Mark Smith from USKH with a Certificate of Commendation for his quick action in administering CPR to a member of the paving crew working on Oroville’s Main Street Pedestrian Project. Spieth made the presentation at t

Sonora Shores granted zoning change, alley vacation

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council held a public hearing on several issues related to the Sonora Shores condominium development at their Tuesday, May 4 meeting.

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Tansy Mathis and David Richards

Killers sentenced in death of Oroville woman, unborn child

OKANOGAN – Superior Court Judge T.W. “Chip” Small sentenced Tansy Fae Arwen Mathis and David Eugene Richards for the murder of Michelle Kitterman in a hearing Tuesday, May 11.

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A Tonasket man died Wednesday when his green Jeep Cherokee collided with a red Dodge Nitro driven by an Oroville woman.Photo by Les Bowen

Fatal collision closes Highway 97 Wednesday

The driver of one vehicle is dead and a second vehicle’s driver injured after a head-on collision just south of Beebe Bridge around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

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